POINT OF VIEW INTERVIEW #34
I remember seeing a remix EP on, but the only place to discover new and cool things, Twitter, from an artist named, Khai. He featured a few artists to remix his track "Do You Go Up," and I distinctly remember an artist named, Madnap just blowing it out of the water with his version! Right from then on, Madnap was an artist I had to keep my eye on! With starting his own music artist collective called, Paper Crane, to doing shows in LA and with Brownies and Lemonade, his journey is only just beginning. Currently studying music abroad in London, Madnap has also found his way to do a few shows in the UK too! From sweet and soft tunes like his Darum Direct release, "Moving On," to bright and upbeat tracks like his remix of Kanye West's "Heartless" and his collab with Naisu titled, "Jasmine," his SoundCloud is filled with beautiful music for your ears to enjoy. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, he is already reaching 9k followers on his profile and it's no doubt this producer is on his way to making big moves. So for this Point of View Interview, below check out what Madnap has to say in regards to his inspirations behind his work!
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Question 1: What got you into making music?
I've been making music for a very long time. It started in 4th grade with clarinet, then I eventually took up sax, piano, and guitar. I had fun messing around in GarageBand as well and the day I heard "Weekends!!!" by Skrillex changed my life forever. Been producing ever since.
Question 2: What people intrigue you or inspire you to pursue music?
I think my main inspiration comes from my friends. Seeing all of them do amazing things really pushes me to succeed as well. Also my heroes such as Porter Robinson, Mura Masa, and Lido.
Question 3: How would you define your style of music?
I'm really into crazy EDM but I also love chill alternative electronic/pop music. I try to create something in the middle, combining natural sounds with electronic sounds to create something unique.
Question 4: What influences your style of work?
Mainly the artists who I look up to and my friends. I get a lot of influence from the music I listen to.
Question 5: What is your favorite track that you have produced so far?
Although it's very tough to say, I'd probably say "Jasmine" with Naisu. Just had a lot of fun making that one.
Question 6: How far do you plan to take your music, any goals? Who would you like to work with in the future?
My main goal in life is to do cool things with cool people. I don't care about headlining festivals or topping the charts. I'd love to do music full time but even if I don't make it to that point I will continue to do cool/fun things with my friends and that's what matters to me the most. We're still only at the beginning so I couldn't tell you how far I'll go!
Artists who I'd like to work with include Terror Jr, Kiiara, Laszlo, Tkay Maidza, and I don't know, pretty much anyone haha.